Iridium flares

From: George Olshevsky (george.olshevsky@gmail.com)
Date: Wed Nov 09 2005 - 00:54:42 EST

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    In a message dated 11/8/2005 8:09:36 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
    george.olshevsky@gmail.com writes:
    
    >>Thanks for the info. I'll look  up Iridium satellites online and see
    what those antennae and solar panels  look like (if there are pix
    available).<<
    
    Here is the website  with the Sky&Telescope account of Iridium flares:
    
    _http://skyandtelescope.com/printable/observing/objects/satellites/article_852
    .asp_
    (http://skyandtelescope.com/printable/observing/objects/satellites/article_852.asp)
    
    There is a nice picture of an Iridium satellite as well as photos of the
    flares in the sky. Not all astronomers find Iridium flares fascinating...!
    
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